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Margot Gerber Media Alert - May 14, 2007

Director Guy Maddin and Cast to Appear In Person for Q & A sessions with the Film Version of BRAND UPON THE BRAIN! at the Village East & Angelika Cinemas This Week 
BRAND'S 5-DAY GROSS FOR LIVE SHOW HITS Sis and Guy in Brand upon The Brain!$63,837.

New York - May 14, 2007


Following a successful live show engagement at the The Village East, which grossed $63,837 (the last four shows are today and May 15), Guy Maddin's BRAND UPON THE BRAIN! will open in its film version (with Isabella Rossellini on the recorded soundtrack) for two days at the Village East (May 16 & 17) before continuing on at the Angelika Theatre and the Lincoln Plaza in New York City. Further expansion will be announced for the week of May 26th.

Director Guy Maddin will appear for discussion following the 7 PM shows and introduce the 9:30 PM shows on May 16 & 17 at the Village East along with actors Katherine E. Scharhon (Wendy/Chance Hale), Gretchen Krich (Mother) and Erik Maas (Adult Guy Maddin). On Friday, May 18 & Saturday, May 19, Maddin and cast will appear following the 8 PM shows and they will introduce the 10:20 PM shows. All guests are subject to availability.


"One of the 10 best films of the year." -- Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

The Historic Village East Cinema, 181 2nd Avenue, New York, New York 10003 (at 12th Street), 212.529.6998

Angelika Theatre -  18 W HOUSTON ST,  NEW YORK, NY 10012   212-995-2000

Lincoln Plaza Cinema - Broadway Between 62nd and 63rd, New York, NY 10023
(212) 757-0359


Advance Tickets: and


Read about this in The New York Times

Critical Acclaim:

"Guy Maddin's latest astonishment-- has ransacked film history and his own delirious imagination to create a work like none other: a silently shot film about a man who, on revisiting his childhood home, hurtles unto a past where orphan children, coy lesbian lovers, and a mad scientist converge."

- Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

"This is the film even of the year and it arrives dripping with something called Orphan Nectar."

Grady Hendrix, The New York Sun


Interview/Photo Opportunities:

Guy Maddin, the Foley artists and cast members subject to their availability.


Press Materials:

Broadcast quality Music and Video Clips are available upon request.


Press Tickets:

Press seats for live shows are extremely limited and will only be issued to fast breaking, covering press.


Press Information:

(and photos of what this production looks like!)

Detailed press information: press kit, hi-res photos, music clips, Foley details, trailers and more are accessible from this site:



Opens May 9th - 15th as a film accompanied by a live stage show in New York City, followed by presentations in Chicago (May 18 - 20) and Los Angeles (June 8 - 10). The film will continue to open across the country as a regular film release with pre-recorded soundtrack. Isabella Rossellini's voice is on the print as the 'narrator.'

In the New York Area BRAND will open in the following theatres:

Village East Cinema, New York - Starts May 9

Angelika Film Center, New York - Starts May 18

Lincoln Plaza - Starts May 18

And more!

Additional theatres are in the process of being booked. Please see for updates.

This film is unrated.

A Vitagraph Films / The Film Company Release

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Margot Gerber

Margot Gerber (National Publicist) will be in NYC May 8 - 11.

213.590.9704 |

Natascha Bodemann

NY Publicity Contact

Tel: (212) 673-4627 | Cell: (646) 287-2126